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Saturday Habs Headlines: Now is not the time to trade Carey Price

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In today’s links, the Canadiens shouldn’t trade Price, why Montreal is not performing as well as it should, and supporting the growth of women’s hockey.

NHL: JAN 18 Golden Knights at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With a plethora of goaltenders set to hit free agency at the end of this season, now would not be a good time to entertain the thought of trading Carey Price. [Sportsnet]
  • Despite posting solid underlying numbers, the Canadiens haven’t quite managed to translate that into positive results. [The Athletic]
  • Pierre McGuire believes that now is the right time for the Canadiens to provide more ice time for their young stars. [TSN 690]
  • Shea Weber was back in the arena where he scored his first career NHL goal, looking to skate away with a win in the hardest shot competition. [NHL]
  • ... Which he did. [EOTP]
  • Dale Weise’s steadfast determination and dedication has helped him keep his spot on the Canadiens and prolong his NHL career. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Paul Byron is encouraging fans to help support a good cause:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Great One appreciates the steps the NHL has taken to grow women’s hockey and hopes that this support will continue. [ESPN]
  • Wayne Gretzky also believes that Alex Ovechkin is capable of breaking his NHL goals record. [National Post]
  • What seems to be the reason behind the Dallas Stars’ scoring drought this season? [Defending Big D]
  • Goalies shouldn’t sweat it if their save percentages crater during the All-Star Game. [NHL]
  • Here’s a quick update on how all the Canadian NHL franchises are faring at the All-Star break. [The Star]